“26th April 2020 was the date we were due to fly to Fiji. My husband and I honeymooned in Fiji and planned to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary there, returning with our 2 girls – Ella, 7 and Mia, 5 – who were about to go on their first overseas trip.
Our awesome personal travel manager, Annette Fyfe, had booked us a great package deal at the Radisson Blu. Everything was set and excitement was building as the date crept closer… that was until COVID-19 hit! Our holiday was cancelled.
To keep our dreams of a getaway alive during iso, I decided to spend the planned holiday in “Fake Fiji”. I made the girls some passports and plane tickets, they packed their little suitcases and headed off on the fake plane ride to Fiji. We stayed in airport hotels, relaxed in the sun, had day spa treatments, played bingo, learned local crafts, danced the hula, braided the girls’ hair, sipped cocktails/mocktails and Vonu Fiji beer, and even created a fake kava ceremony.
The girls have wonderful memories of their fun fake Fiji trip and are now patiently waiting for the real thing. Annette has already begun booking our trip in April 2021 which is super exciting.”
Annette Fyfe is a personal travel manager based in Victoria Point, QLD.